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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,21ST NOV 2017-The 2017 class Eight national exam results released by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi indicates an improved performance as compared to the 2016 results.According to the results the best candidate this year has 455 marks compared to last year where the best candidate got 435 marks.
The CS attributing the improved performance to combined efforts from various stakeholders in including ministry of interior for ensuring enhanced security.
The 20 new scanning machines, bought by the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) at a cost of Sh90 million, replaced 20 old scanners bought more than 17 years ago this led to swift marking and releasing the results more quickly as compared to other years.
Dr Matiangi also said there was no single irregularity that was reported in the tests that mark transition from primary to secondary school.
Of the 1,003,556 candidates who wrote the exams, 9,846 scored 400 marks and above out of the possible 500.
The CS said all the over 9,000 candidates who managed 400 marks and above would join national secondary schools whether they sat the tests at a private or public exam centre.
“Form One selection will start on December 4, 2017,” Dr Matiangi said.